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Beyond Repair: The Fixed-price Model


Don't get me wrong. I certainly don't think the majority of vendors who use a fixed-price model are trying to rip you off.

Finding Your Niche: What Do You Want To Be Known For?


In my experience, there are two kinds of small business owners: one that knows whom their market niche is and utilize it, and another who tends to waiver or not want to "set in stone" their target market. With the latter group, I always probe for more information: Why don't you want to choose a specific target for your product/service? Time and time again, the response is the same "I don't want to limit my profits by only catering to a few.

Know Thy Competition


BREAK FROM HO-HUM MARKETING ? IT'S TOO BORING!Once you break from ho-hum marketing, and learn to put your deeper beliefs and values into your promotion, a remarkable thing will happen: You will beat your competitors at every turn, attract precisely those clients who really need and appreciate the products or services your company provides, and have a really good time in your business. In other words ? once you know what your clients really value, and how you are different from your competitors then it's an incredibly simple process to promote your company's products or services.

GoogSpy: Business Counter Intelligence for Everyone


So, you want to know what your competitors are up to these days, or maybe you want to research a keyword campaign that will rank you at the top of the heap for whatever product or service you're selling? Meet GoogSpy, a special search engine that not only shows you what Google AdWords your competitors are buying, but it will display all of the search terms that rank them in the top 10, PLUS it even displays their top 25 competitors.What search engine does it base all of its intelligence on? Well, with a name like GOOGspy, there can only be one.

Getting Personal - Innovative Marketing for Small Business Owners


The small business marketing strategy you can't afford to missEveryone loves a story. Even if you don't particularly like reading them chances are you love watching them, either on TV or at the movies.

Effective Marketing for Small Businesses


Effective marketing for the small business begins with market researchIf you don't know who your customers are, how on earth are you going to reach them? The most effective small business marketing strategies are the most highly targeted ones: the ones which are based on a clear understanding of who their target audience is. What's your target age group and income bracket? What publications do they read? What do they do for fun? For it to be truly successful, your marketing should try to address an issue your target market deal with, fulfil a need or answer a problem.

Discover the Winning Marketing Strategy Secrets of Donald Trump Apprentice Wanna-bes


The highly entertaining Donald Trump's search for an apprentice turned into a hit reality TV show captured attention of millions of Americans and week after week delivered great insights into leadership, business and marketing savvy.In one of the episodes Trump challenged the two opposing teams of apprentice wannabes (Apex and Mosaic) to put together a bridal gown sale.

How to Save Time and Achieve More by Creating High-Leverage Marketing Assets


The single biggest, non-renewable asset you have is your time. There are only three things you can do with it: waste it, sell it, or invest it.

11 Ways to Turnaround a Cash-Strapped Business or Practice


This past weekend I received a disturbing message from a dear friend. His business wasn't generating all the income he needed.

How Architecture Rendering is Part of the Impact


Cartoons have gone from celluloid to digital. Movies have gone from cinematography to computer graphics imaging.

B2B Marketing Tips - Create an Interactive Online Experience for Clients


Business to business communications on the web are as stale as a piece of week old toast.As a marketing director you want to give your company the biggest bang for it's marketing buck.

The Lone Wolf is Blind


When Advertising, it's not always better to be the lone wolf.Before using a certain medium to advertise, consider those that went before you.

Direct Marketing Puts Information In The Buyer's Hands


Direct marketing is advertising from a manufacturer or front-end supplier directed to the ultimate consumer of a product or service. Another way of looking at direct marketing is selling to a consumer directly, whether is from a printed magazine campaign, TV or radio spot, or from a direct mail package.

Increase Sales With Travel Incentives


Today's business environment has changed dramatically over the past 10 years, it can be a tough task to make a sale. Just being aggressive doesn't cut it any longer.

Customizing Booklets By Industry or By Company


Customizing booklets can be done by industry or by company."110 Ideas for Organizing Your Travel Business Office" or "110 Ideas for Organizing Your Beauty Salon" or "110 Ways for Organizing Your Fitness Center" are examples of customizing a generic booklet about organizing your business life according to specific industries.

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Myths and Truths About Marketing to Millennials
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The 7 Laws of Attracting Your Ideal Clients
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Money - Increase Your Sales by Adding Bonuses
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Website Insights for a Site That Attracts More Clients
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Directory Websites Listings On Google Need Cleaning Up Big Time
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05/17/2019 03:19 PM
Fighting Truthiness and Hype in Marketing
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How to Find Your Marketing Sweet Spot
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Why Nobody Is Reading Your Marketing Content
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The Long Lost Art of Being Discovered
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For GOD's Sake, Just Try Something New!
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